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Bird List

Currently, each species listed below has a link to the Patuxent Bird Identification Information Center website. Their list has been culled to make iit easier for Science Olympiad students to learn more about the species specifically selected by Science Olympiad for competition. Note that it may take a bit of practice getting used to using this dynamic list as an interactive study resource. But, as you will see by using it, the culled, dynamic list should be helpful.

Official List of Species

Image1.gif (869 bytes) - Indicates knowledge of species vocalization required for competition.

Loons: (Family Gaviidae)

Common Loon        Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Gavia immer

Grebes (Family Podicipedidae)

Horned Grebe

Podiceps auritus

Pied-billed Grebe

Podilymbus podiceps

Albatrosses (Family Diomedeidae)

Black-footed Albatross

Phoebastria nigripes

Boobies, Gannets (Family Sulidae)

Northern Gannet

Morus bassanus

Pelicans (Family Pelecanidae)

Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis

Cormorants (Family Phalacrocoracidae)

Double-crested Cormorant

Phalacrocorax auritus

Herons, Bitterns (Family Ardeidae)

American Bittern        Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Botaurus lentiginosus

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

Green Heron             Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Butorides virescens

Snowy Egret

Egretta thula

Great Egret

Ardea alba

Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Ducks, Geese, Swans (Family Anatidae)

Tundra Swan

Cygnus columbianus

Snow Goose

Chen caerulescens

Canada Goose

Branta canadensis

Wood Duck

Aix sponsa


Anas platyrhynchos

Northern Shoveler

Anas clypeata


Aythya valisineria

Common Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula


Bucephala albeola

Common Merganser

Mergus merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Mergus serrator

Hooded Merganser

Lophodytes cucullatus

Ruddy Duck

Oxyura jamaicensis

New World Vultures (Family Cathartidae)

Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

California Condor

Gymnogyps californianus

Hawks, Kites, Eagles (Family Accipitridae)


Pandion haliaetus

Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

Bald Eagle                   Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Sharp-shinned Hawk     Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Accipiter striatus

Red-shouldered Hawk    Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Buteo lineatus

Red-tailed Hawk           Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Buteo jamaicensis

Caracaras, Falcons (Family Falconidae)

American Kestrel         Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Falco sparverius


Falco columbarius

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys (Family Phasianidae)

Ring-necked Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus

Wild Turkey                Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Meleagris gallopavo

Ruffed Grouse

Bonasa umbellus

Rails, Gallinules, Coots (Family Rallidae)

Clapper Rail                Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Rallus longirostris

Virginia Rail                Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Rallus limicola

Cranes (Family Gruidae)

Sandhill Crane

Grus canadensis

Lapwings, Plovers (Family Charadriidae)

Black-bellied Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

Semipalmated Plover

Charadrius semipalmatus

Killdeer                      Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Charadrius vociferus

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Family Scolopacidae)

Willet                        Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Catoptrophorus semipalmatus

Greater Yellowlegs     Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Tringa melanoleuca

Spotted Sandpiper

Actitis macularia

Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres


Calidris alba


Calidris alpina

Least Sandpiper

Calidris minutilla

Common Snipe          Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Gallinago gallinago

Wilson's Phalarope

Phalaropus tricolor

Skuas, Gulls, Terns, Skimmers (Family Laridae)

Bonaparte's Gull

Larus philadelphia

Ring-billed Gull

Larus delawarensis

Herring Gull

Larus argentatus

Forster's Tern

Sterna forsteri

Least Tern             Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Sterna antillarum

Black Tern

Childonias niger

Black Skimmer

Rynchops niger

Auks, Murres, Puffins (Family Alcidae)

Marbled Murrelet

Brachyramphus marmoratus

Atlantic Puffin

Fratercula arctica

Pigeons, Doves (Family Columbidae)

Rock Dove

Columba livia

Mourning Dove       Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Zenaida macroura

Cuckoos, Roadrunners, Anis (Family Cuculidae)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo   Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Coccyzus americanus

Greater Roadrunner

Geococcyx californianus

Owls (Family Tytonidae)

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

Owls (Family Strigidae)

Great Horned Owl        Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Bubo virginianus

Barred Owl

Strix varia

Eastern Screech-Owl   Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Otus asio

Western Screech-Owl   Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Otus kennicottii

Northern Saw-whet Owl   Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Aegolius acadicus

Nighthawks, Nightjars (Family Caprimulgidae)

Common Nighthawk

Chordeiles minor

Whip-poor-will               Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Caprimulgus vociferus

Swifts (Family Apodidae)

Chimney Swift

Chaetura pelagica

White-throated Swift      Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Aeronautes saxatalis

Hummingbirds (Family Trochilidae)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Selasphorus platycercus

Kingfishers (Family Alcedinidae)

Belted Kingfisher          Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Ceryle alcyon

Woodpeckers (Family Picidae)

Acorn Woodpecker       Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Melanerpes formicivorus

Northern Flicker            Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Colaptes auratus

Downy Woodpecker

Picoides pubescens

Hairy Woodpecker        Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Picoides villosus

Tyrant Flycatchers (Family Tyrannidae)

Eastern Wood-Pewee    Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Contopus virens

Western Wood-Pewee   Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Contopus sordidulus

Willow Flycatcher          Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Empidonax traillii

Eastern Phoebe            Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Sayornis phoebe

Say's Phoebe               Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Sayornis saya

Western Kingbird

Tyrannus verticalis

Eastern Kingbird

Tyrannus tyrannus

Shrikes (Family Laniidae)

Loggerhead Shrike

Lanius ludovicianus

Vireos (Family Vireonidae)

Blue-headed Vireo

Vireo solitarius

Red-eyed Vireo           Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Vireo olivaceus

Crows, Jays (Family Corvidae)

Blue Jay                     Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Cyanocitta cristata

Steller's Jay               Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Cyanocitta stelleri

Black-billed Magpie    Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Pica pica

American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos

Larks (Family Alaudidae)

Horned Lark

Eremophila alpestris

Swallows (Family Hirundinidae)

Tree Swallow

Tachycineta bicolor

Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Chickadees, Titmice (Family Paridae)

Tufted Titmouse            Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Baeolophus bicolor

Black-capped Chickadee  Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Poecile atricapillus

Creepers (Family Certhiidae)

Brown Creeper              Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Certhia americana

Nuthatches (Family Sittidae)

White-breasted Nuthatch  Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Sitta carolinensis

Red-breasted Nuthatch     Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Sitta canadensis

Wrens (Family Troglodytidae)

House Wren                Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Troglodytes aedon

Marsh Wren                Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Cistothorus palustris

Dippers (Family Cinclidae)

American Dipper

Cinclus mexicanus

Kinglets (Family Regulidae)

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Regulus satrapa

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Regulus calendula

Old World Warblers, Gnatcatchers (Family Sylviidae)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Polioptila caerulea

Thrushes (Family Turdidae)

Eastern Bluebird           Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Sialia sialis

Western Bluebird         Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Sialia mexicana

Hermit Thrush

Catharus guttatus

American Robin           Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Turdus migratorius

Mockingbirds, Thrashers (Family Mimidae)

Gray Catbird

Dumetella carolinensis

Northern Mockingbird   Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Mimus polyglottos

Starlings (Family Sturnidae)

European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

Waxwings (Family Bombycillidae)

Cedar Waxwing           Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Bombycilla cedrorum

Wood-Warblers (Family Parulidae)

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Dendroica coronata

Black-throated Green Warbler Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Dendroica virens

Yellow Warbler               Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Dendroica petechia

Common Yellowthroat     Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Geothlypis trichas

Yellow-breasted Chat      Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Icteria virens

Tanagers (Family Thraupidae)

Summer Tanager

Piranga rubra

Scarlet Tanager              Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Piranga olivacea

Western Tanager           Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Piranga ludoviciana

Emberizids (Family Emberizidae)

Chipping Sparrow

Spizella passerina

Savannah Sparrow          Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Passerculus sandwichensis

Song Sparrow                Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Melospiza melodia

White-crowned Sparrow  Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Zonotrichia leucophrys

Dark-eyed Junco            Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Junco hyemalis

Snow Bunting

Plectrophenax nivalis

Cardinals (Family Cardinalidae)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Pheucticus ludovicianus

Black-headed Grosbeak

Pheucticus melanocephalus

Northern Cardinal         Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Cardinalis cardinalis

Indigo Bunting             Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Passerina cyanea

Lazuli Bunting              Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Passerina amoena

Blackbirds (Family Icteridae)

Red-winged Blackbird  Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Agelaius phoeniceus

Brown-headed Cowbird  Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Molothrus ater

Baltimore Oriole           Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Icterus galbula

Bullock's Oriole             Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Icterus bullockii

Finches (Family Fringillidae)

Purple Finch             Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Carpodacus purpureus

House Finch

Carpodacus mexicanus

Pine Siskin              Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Carduelis pinus

American Goldfinch     Image1.gif (869 bytes)

Carduelis tristis

Evening Grosbeak

Coccothraustes vespertinus

Old World Sparrows (Family Passeridae)

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

Common Loon
gavia immer

Pied Billed Grebe
podilymbus podiceps

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